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Conservation volunteers clearing the way

  • Author: Anne Cleaver
  • Published: 18th February 2022
  • Categories: Blog, Business, Clanfield

 Conservation volunteers clearing the way

Clanfield’s rights of way are being maintained by a group of East Hampshire conservation volunteers assisting Hampshire County Council Countryside Service. Last week an overgrown bridleway, starting at Hinton Manor Lane near the Clanfield Observatory, was cleared by the Hampshire Monday Group (HMG) following reports of bramble and thorn branches causing injuries to bridleway users.

Who are these volunteers? HMG is an independent team of trained volunteers who assist Rights of Way and local parish councils. In January the group worked on steep slopes clearing undergrowth from Lime Kiln Lane beside Butser Hill. HMG work across East Hampshire clearing paths, repairing fences and signposts, cutting back scrub and planting trees. They don’t get paid but will accept homemade cake if it’s offered! 

Hampshire County Council Countryside Service is always looking for volunteers to assist their work within the community. Some are practical outdoor jobs and others are admin or research roles. You could make a difference to our countryside and your community.

Working together we can make a big difference to Hampshire’s countryside.

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